Tuesday, January 31, 2012

No really, I don't care.

Are you kidding me?!?

It's a pregnant belly, not an invitation for your opinion.

I ordered a latte, not a tequila shot, so put your filter on, and walk away.

I don't know what it is about me that invites people's advice, but I have to say, in my hormonal state, the next stranger to "remind" me of what it is me, my children, or my fetus needs may have a stage 3 meltdown on their hands. I've kept the two I have alive for this long, I think I'm doing ok.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bever Fever

What's worse than listening to Justin Bieber's "Baby" on repeat?

Listening to the Mini Pops sing Justin Bieber's, "Baby" on repeat.

And can someone please tell me where my 5 year old picked up these stripper-esque moves?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Quality Time with Papa

I can truly say, that we would never make it through Cody being away so much if it weren't for the love and support from my parents. The relationship my kids have with them is something really special.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A True Canadian Family

I have to admire Pierce's patience.

Everytime a living room hockey game is about to commence, he has to take off his helmet, stand in front of his net, and listen to his sister belt out O Canada.

Then he pretends to spit on the ice, put in his pretend mouth guard, and get back to some pretty serious goaltending.

I'm raising a hockey superstar.

Friday, January 20, 2012

C'mon Now People...

It happens everytime. I get pregnant, and everyone around me loses their filter.
"Whoa, you're huge" is NOT a socially appropriate greeting to ANYONE, and "Are you sure you can handle another one" while my kids are dismantling a store DOES NOT instill confidence.
Stick with a polite smile and avoid eye contact.
Its better for both of us.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Raising a BOY.

My son has a hard time saying "juice" clearly, but I sure knew what he said when he told me the jump he took on his run bike tonight was "wicked redonkulous".

I admit, when I only had one polite, happy, gentle little girl to raise, I may have rolled my eyes at people with little boys that wrecked things and yelled. Then I had a son. I now know, it is NOT the parents.

Although, now I wonder if I had the little boy that could put all others to shame.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I don't know if this video will work, but it's awesome.

We miss you Big Deal. Everyday.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Proud Parenting Moment

I think my concerns of a raising a daughter with poor self esteem are unwarranted.

Alyvia just wrote a song with the chorus, "I know you love me, but I'm too cool to care."

One of those parenting moments where you should probably step in and talk about being kind, but instead I am secretly cheering.

Work Widow Tricks

Step 1- Turn alarm clock around in bedroom, so nosy 5 year old can't tell you the clock says 6, not 7.

Step 2- Tell the kids how lucky they are that you're letting them stay up late and watch TV in your bed. Let them thank you.

Step 3- Turn on cartoons.

Step 4- Lay in bed and read the paper at 6 pm.

Its win/win, really. They think they're getting a treat, and I'm getting a break. Genius.

Bad Mommy, Bad!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Has spent 6 days thinking about all the things Dan won't get to do. Tomorrow, I am ready to focus on all the amazing things he did.